Thursday, January 29, 2015

Which Freight and Logistics Staff Took Up New Appointments This Week

Senior Moves in the Shipping and Associated Sectors
Shipping News Feature

EUROPE – Starting this week’s appointments in the freight and logistics industry is the announcement from the Commercial Vehicle Board of Directors of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), which has elected Martin Lundstedt as its new Chairman for 2015. Lundstedt, President and CEO of Scania, succeeds Wolfgang Bernhard, Head of Daimler Trucks, who took over the Chairmanship of ACEA's Commercial Vehicle Board in 2013, and went on to serve a second term in 2014.

FRANCE – Former CEO of TNT Germany, Thomas Kraus has joined Geodis as Group Marketing Director. Kraus took up his new role at the beginning of the month.

DENMARK – Bunker Holding has named Kristian Kent Hughes as Manager of Operations and Projects. He will mainly be based at the company’s head office in Middelfart, Denmark.

UK – The Chief Executive of the Highways Agency, Graham Dalton, has announced that he is leaving his post in the summer, after seven years at the top.

UK – Bibby Ship Management has announced Andrew Rodden as its new Regional Managing Director for the UK and the Isle of Man, in charge of the company’s Crew and Technical services for the area. He will be mainly based in Bibby Ship Management’s Aberdeen office, having previously worked as the Vice President, Strategic Resources at Technip and was based in Paris.

UK – JAPAN – Birmingham based DHL Tradeteam has named James Gill as its new Managing Director with immediate effect, following Gavin Murdoch’s appointment as President and Representative Director of DHL Supply Chain, Japan. Murdoch takes over from Noboru Matsuoka, who retired from the position in September 2014, and will report into Terry Ryan, CEO for DHL Supply Chain’s Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea cluster and member of the Asia Pacific Management Board.

US – Overseas Shipholding Group has appointed Captain Ian Blackley as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Capt. Blackley most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer of the company and previously held the role as its Chief Financial Officer.

US – The SMC³ Board of Directors has announced Andrew Slusher as the company’s next President, succeeding Jack Middleton who has announced his plans to retire in early 2016, after serving nearly 20 years as President and CEO. Middleton will remain with SMC³ as CEO until his future retirement.

In an additional SMC³ organisational change, Danny Slaton, Executive Vice President of Business and Product Development, will continue his leadership role in the organisation as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.